- Importance of NAAC Accreditation
- Detailed Benefits of NAAC Accreditation for Instit..
- Benefits of NAAC Accreditation for Students
- How do Colleges and Universities get NAAC Accredit..
- NAAC Grading Criteria & System
- NAAC Parameters/ Indicators
- NAAC Grading System
- Cycles of NAAC Accreditation
- NAAC Re-Assessment
- Total Number of NAAC Accreditations (as on 26/09/2..
- Grade Wise Number of NAAC Accreditated Institutes ..
- Top NAAC Accredited Colleges in India
- Top NAAC Accredited Universities in India
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The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) was established in 1994 as UGC autonomous body. NAAC accreditation for colleges is an integral part of the functioning of higher education institutions in India. NAAC accreditation is mandatory for all the higher learning institutes in India and only NAAC-accredited universities in India are eligible for UGC grants.
Importance of NAAC Accreditation
NAAC accreditation is mandatory for all the higher learning institutes, particularly state universities. Without NAAC accreditation, universities are not eligible for UGC grants, RUSA grants, financial aid etc. On the other hand, NAAC accreditation determines the quality of the institute in terms of education, infrastructure, research, teaching & learning etc. Institutes with top NAAC grades such as 'A++', 'A+' and 'A' are most sought-after institutes, as they offer high-quality education. On the other, all the recognized institutes of UGC must apply for NBA/ NAAC/ any other accreditation after the completion of the first or second batch of courses.
Detailed Benefits of NAAC Accreditation for Institutions
Here are some of the major benefits of NAAC accreditation -
- NAAC accreditation helps the higher learning institutes to know its strengths, opportunities, and weaknesses through an informed review process.
- NAAC identifies the internal areas of planning and allocation of resources.
- NAAC accreditation will help funding agencies with objective data so that they can take a decision on the funding of higher learning institutes.
- NAAC grade/ assessment will help educational institutes to initiate modern or innovative methods of pedagogy.
Benefits of NAAC Accreditation for Students
In simple terms, NAAC accreditation or grade of a higher learning institute will help the student to figure out all the details about the institute such as quality of education, research output, teaching-learning, infrastructure etc. NAAC grade helps students to choose the best institute based on its NAAC grade/ performance in the NAAC accreditation process. NAAC grade also determines the value of degree offered by the higher learning institutes.
How do Colleges and Universities get NAAC Accreditation?
NAAC grades and assesses higher learning institutes through a three-step process. All the universities and colleges affiliated to UGC are eligible for NAAC accreditation. However, it is the responsibility of the institutes to apply for NAAC accreditation. All the details pertaining to the NAAC accreditation process, performance indicators/ parameters, the grading system and re-assessment are elaborated below.
NAAC Grading Criteria & System
NAAC Parameters/ Indicators
NAAC assess the higher learning institutes based on the following parameters or indicators –
- Teaching-Learning & Evaluation
- Infrastructure & Learning Resources
- Research, Innovations & Extension
- Curricular Aspects
- Governance, Leadership & Management
- Student Support & Progression
- Institutional Values & Best Practices
NAAC Grading System
Higher learning institutes in India are graded for each key aspect/ parameter under four different categories such as ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘D’. The NAAC grade denotes the performance of institutes such as very good, good, satisfactory, and unsatisfactory. The overall score for all the key aspects under a specific criterion is calculated with weightage applied to it, and the GPA is worked out for the criterion. The CGPA provides the final outcome of the assessment, which is then calculated from the seven GPAs of key parameters mentioned above. More details are elaborated below.
CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average)
Performance of Institute
3.51 – 4.00
3.26 – 3.50
3.01 – 3.25
2.76 – 3.00
2.51 – 2.75
2.01 – 2.50
1.51 – 2.00
Less than 1.50
Cycles of NAAC Accreditation
NAAC accredited higher learning institutes seeking an improvement in the accredited status may apply for re-assessment. However, the institutes are allowed to apply for reaccreditation at least one year after (but not more than three years).
Total Number of NAAC Accreditations (as on 26/09/2018)
Type of Higher Learning Institute
Number of Accreditations
Grade Wise Number of NAAC Accreditated Institutes in India (as on 26/09/2018)
|Type of Higher Learning Institute||NAAC 'A' Grade||NAAC 'B' Grade|
NAAC 'C' Grade
Top NAAC Accredited Colleges in India
Here is the list of some of the top NAAC 'A++', 'A+' and 'A' grade colleges in India. For the list of all colleges, check the official website of NAAC.
|Name of the College||Location||NAAC Grade|
|Lady Irwin College||Delhi||A+|
|Godavari Institute of Engineering & Technology||Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh||A+|
|Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus||Chhattisgarh||A|
|St. Joseph's College||Kerala||A|
|Institute of Management Studies||Ahmednagar, Maharashtra||A+|
|Apeejay College of Fine Arts||Jalandhar, Punjab||A+|
|Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology||Pollachi, Tamil Nadu||A++|
|Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology||Hyderabad Telangana||A++|
|Coimbatore Institute of Technology||Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu||A|
Top NAAC Accredited Universities in India
Here is the list of some of the top NAAC 'A++', 'A+', 'A' and 'B' grade universities in India. For all universities, check the official website of NAAC.
|Name of the University||Location||NAAC Grade|
|SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRM Deemed University)||Tamil Nadu||A++|
|National Law School of India University||Bangalore, Karnataka||A|
|JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research||Karnataka||A+|
|Manonmaniam Sundarnar University||Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu||A|
|Sikkim Manipal University||Sikkim||B|
|Dravidian University||Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh||B|
|Assam Don Bosco University||Assam||B+|
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